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Repaired Swan Visofil Vt 340/60

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#1 GerseSjaak


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Posted 23 January 2017 - 21:19

Hi guys, just wanted to share with you, some pictures of this recently restored Swan Visofil VT 340/60.

And also I wanted to give a shout out to Eric Wilson (Eckiethump here on FPN) for the wondeful repair work he has done.


I bought the pen a while ago on a Dutch auction site. When I received it, I saw that it was in a bit of a state, and that I didn't knew much about this particular model.

I did notice that it missed 'something' at the end. And after some research (thanks to the excellent articles on Penhero) I saw that it was a Visofil, that has this complicated filling system, and that it is very difficult to repair. So, I sent it to Eric (who replaced missing clips on Swans for me in the past) to see if something could be done. And it could! :))


Eric managed to open the pen, clean it, and fit an original turning knob.

And now I have to say it's one of my favorite pens! The no. 3 nib is very flexible, writes super, and the pen just fills perfectly.

I also like the fact that the Visofil is a bit thicker than the other Swans I own.

So,l there it is! :) Hope you enjoy the pictures.






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Posted 23 January 2017 - 22:18

I've never had a problem contacting, or with the work Eric has done for me.

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Posted 24 January 2017 - 09:08

I've never had a problem contacting, or with the work Eric has done for me.

Hullo Peter,


Yes I was well aware of Eric's reputation, he came very highly recommended indeed - as the work above clearly indicates.





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Posted 23 October 2017 - 21:09

Paul was at the London Pen Show,Eric. I didn't know that you wanted to meet, or I would have pointed him in your direction.

Regards, Peter

#5 MarcShiman


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Posted 24 October 2017 - 06:57

Hi guys,

I’m going to lock this post. Nobody has really followed up the original post about the visofil in question since January. Most of it looks like bickering.

If anyone wants to discuss the beauty of this particular pen or the intricacies of repairing it, let me know and I will unlock it.

#6 Greenie


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Posted 24 October 2017 - 19:58

I hid some posts. Please PM if there are issues. I believe that the thread is now more relevant to the original post.

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